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“A treat for wandering feet”

La Bastide Saint Louis
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Wander the old city streets for a feast to the senses. Whatever your passion, shopping, sightseeing ,market bargains, its all in the narrow streets of the old town. Well worth a visit when you're "La Cite'ed out".

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

If you want to eat somewhere with an atmosphere and as an alternative to the medieval city, the bastille is ideal.

Thank Vj57
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We enjoyed wandering the Bastide. There is great shopping, eating and sightseeing to be found all through this old city. The weekly market is held in the centre. Tuesday and Thursday are fruit and veg etc, Saturday is food and mixed items. As with most European markets you can buy anything a household might need, clothes, small appliances, toiletries, electronic gadgets, you name it and it is for sale. There are some excellent bakeries as well as two grocery stores in this old city. Churches and museums (small ones) abound, mostly free or by donation. A great place to meet up with a group and plan your next excursion.

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

Easy to get around due to the grid system. There are lovely little boutique shops as well as more 'high street' type shops and jewellers on the main shopping street. There's a few smaller churches, all with stunning stained glass, and do check out the jardin (in one of the corners) of cypress and olive trees.

Thank JimBobSky
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

The Bastide grew up as the lower town, below the upper medieval city of the castle. However, it is the true centre of Carcassonne, a real habited town, unlike the medieval city today. It still has an ancient feel, with ancient narrow streets in a grid pattern. There are also no modern buildings. I don't know about at other times, bit when I was there before Christmas, there were several wonderful food markets where the tastiest morsels and specialities could be picked up. There are also plenty of places to eat out and little shops, with one or two picturesque squares. The squares had a wonderful Christmas atmosphere when I was there, with a pretty ice rink at one of them. It is all one would want from the typical French town we have in our minds.

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